I was doing a load of laundry and noticed that the water was trickling down slowly into the basin. In fact, some of the water was dripping down onto the floor. I checked the hoses and they were not leaking. I live with my bro and told him the problem and he said he noticed it too when he did a load earlier. So I thought, "Damn now I have to pay for a repair man." Anyways, I go back to the washer (which I left running) to check on the model. I lift up the lid and notice what looks like a string or long piece of rubber hanging out the water spout. I think, "Hmmm. Maybe a part came loose in the washer and is blocking the water way." So I tug on the string to pull it out. After pulling it out a bit, I see that it is attached to two legs. It was then that I realized that a mouse had crawled up into the washer and drowned from a previous wash. Soon after this realization I also realized that I just touched the tail of a dead mouse with my bare hands. I immediately went to the sink to wash and scrub my fingers. I used dishwashing soap, SOS, Clorox, and anything else I found. I just could not get the "feel" of the mouse's tail off of my fingers. It lingered there. Minutes later, I could still feel the texture of the tail as it slid through my fingers as the body of the mouse caught on the opening of the water spout. After squirming around the kitchen like a 6 year old girl for a few more moments, I put on some rubber gloves and pulled the mouse the rest of the way out. Needless to say, I let the washer go through a cycle before washing my clothes in it again.